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Julia "Josephine" Miller Preece

1930 - 2016

Julia "Josephine" Miller Preece , 85, of Louisa, KY, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2016, in Ashland, KY.

She was born November 3, 1930 in Louisa, KY., a daughter of Albert C. Miller and Della Rae Childers Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jefferson Preece of 67 years. She was also preceded in death by brothers John, Bascom, Ishmael, Albert, and Freddie Ray Miller; sisters Emogene Felix, Pauline Cook, and Geneva Fitzpatrick. 

Mrs. Josephine Preece is survived by a son Jeffrey Michael Preece, wife Pamela, and a daughter Janet Sue Kelley, husband Jim. Grandchildren: Liz Anne Parsons, Allen Priode, Kimberly Alger, Leslie Preece, Tiffany Mosely, Tyson Preece, and Chet Pelphrey. Great-Grandchildren: Samantha Endicott, Samuel Riddle, Shelby Alger, Michael Meade, Hannah Chaffin, Landon Fairchild, Wyatt Preece, and Easton Preece. Great-Great- Grandchildren: Kendyl Webb and Ryder Endicott. 

Mrs. Josephine Preece was a homemaker. She was devoted to her family. She enjoyed raising gardens, working in her flowers, especially her roses, canning, and traveling. She was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 1,  at 2pm at Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Goble officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. 

Friends may visit the family from 6-9pm Thursday, June 30. at Wilson Funeral Home. 

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.  To leave online condolences visit our website www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com.

 

Delores Jean Mullett Yoder

1939 - 2016

 Delores Jean Mullett Yoder, 77 of Englewood, TN passed away Friday June 24, 2016 at her home.

A native of Fort Gay, WV she lived many years in Daleville, IN and the last 15 years in Englewood, TN. She was a daughter of the late John Mullett and Gladys Cyrus Earl and was also preceded in death by a sister Marie Newkirk and nephew Michael Newkirk.

Survivors include two daughters, Starria Robertson (husband Robert Gaghins) of Oologah, OK and Deida Chambers (husband Mike) of Daleville, IN; a son Daniel Yoder of Englewood, TN; a brother Lee Earl of Indiana; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; nephew Kevin Newkirk of Muncie, IN and niece Lesa Reading of Indianapolis, IN.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday June 28 at Saltpetre Community Church in Saltpetre, WV with Pastor Richard Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery at Saltpetre, WV.

Friends may visit the family from 10:00 am to 1:00 am Tuesday at the Saltpetre Community Church. Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Earl Verner Young

1935 – 2016

Earl Verner Young, 81 of Webbville, Kentucky passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

He was born in Webbville on January 19, 1935 to the late Watt and Susan Moore-Young. Mr. Young was a member of the Maranatha Bible Church, a 47 year member of the Jake Rice 606 Masonic Lodge where he was twice Past Master, Blaine Chapter 202 O.E.S. El Hasa Shrine Temple, The Big Sandy Shrine Club, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason Valley of Covington and a Kentucky Admiral. Although he worked many jobs, he was first and always a farmer.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Edna Wheeler, a daughter in law Debra Young and a special niece Sandra Floyd.

Earl is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years Helen Fay Griffith-Young; two sons Donald Ray and Janet Young and Mitchell Earl Young; one daughter Debra Lynn and James Hylton; seven grandchildren Melissa (Steve) Edens, Kelly (Mike) Adkins, Michael Earl (Robyn) Young, Clinton (Kelly) Young, Jesse Lee (Amy) Hylton, Taylor Clay (Sarah) Hylton and Katelin Faye Hylton; eleven great grandchildren Liam, Kaolin, Harley and Adler Edens, Mason and Parker Young, Grace, Anna and Griffin Hylton and Kyra and Josiah Hylton; one brother Larry (Diana) Young as well as many friends and extended family members all of whom will miss him dearly.

Funeral Services will be held at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:00 am with Jesse Fyffe and Jesse Hylton officiating, burial will follow at the Young Family Cemetery in Webbville.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the Young Funeral Home on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 6-9 pm with a Masonic Service beginning at 7 pm.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Ann Frazier

1949 - 2016

Ann Frazier, age 67, of Louisa, KY entered into rest Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center. 

Mrs. Frazier was born February 11, 1949 in Pike County KY to the late James and Mary (Varney) Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Frazier in 1991.  

She is survived by one daughter, Janie Daniels and husband Darrin of Louisa, KY, two sons; Tom Frazier and wife Heather of Louisa, KY and Mike Frazier and wife Stacy of Louisa, KY, two sisters; Alma Hall of Villa Rica, GA and Rita Sibley of Louisa, KY. She also has seven grandchildren: Hanna Louise Daniels, Makenzie Rayne Frazier, Montana Lynn Frazier, Annabelle Rose Frazier, Macy Marie Frazier, James Mitchell Frazier; and Grayson Alexander Daniels.

She was a retired manager at the Louisa Burger King and a member of Louisa Church of God 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Monday, June 27 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Stepp officiating.  Burial will follow in the Frazier Cemetery, Louisa, KY. 

Friends may visit the family Sunday, June 26 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Wilson Funeral Home. 

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.  

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Clinton Travis Mills

1972 – 2016

Clinton Travis Mills, 43 of Monroe, Michigan went to be with his Lord on June 17, 2016.

He is survived by his loving wife Beverly Mills and three daughters Kaylee, Kelsey and Kensley Mills.

Clinton will be forever remembered for his dedication to his faith, family and friends, love for building custom guitars and an infectious laugh that could bring a smile on the worst day.

As per Clinton’s request he was cremated and his ashes were spread in a place close to his heart and there will be no services at this time.

Young Funeral Home was in charge of final arrangements. 

Online condolences maybe left for his family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Jerry Walker Ratliff

1944 - 2016

Jerry Walker Ratliff, age 72, of Louisa passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at his home.  

Mr. Ratliff was born February 9, 1944 in Glo, KY. to the late Walker and Virgie Ratliff.    

He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Gibson) Ratliff and two daughters; Angela McCoy of Lexington, KY and Regina Prater of Louisa, KY, two sisters; Viola Music and Verla Gibson. He also has seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was a truck driver.  

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, June 27 at Meades Branch FWB Church, Louisa, KY with Rev. Jimmy Bevins  officiating. 

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.  

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Fred Wendell Parsons

1933 - 2016

Fed Parsons obit picFed Parsons obit picFred Wendell Parsons, age 83, of Fort Gay, WV entered into rest Thursday, June 23, 2016 at his home in Fort Gay. 

Mr. Parsons was born April 11, 1933 in Fort Gay, WV to the late Fred and Willie Belle (Moore) Parsons.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Parsons-Kits, and son in Law John R Tucker.

He is survived by his wife: Kathryn (Kitts) Parsons, four daughters; Frankie Lynn Parsons-Tucker of Ashland, KY, Teresa Sue Parsons-Brown and husband Rick of Bremen, IN, Mary Belle Parsons-Thompson and husband David of Fort Gay, WV, Netta Parsons-Webb and husband Ronnie of Louisa, KY; two sons: Fred Wendell Parsons, Jr. and wife Sherry of Prichard, WV, Greg Parsons and wife Connie of Cattletsburg, KY, ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; a special niece, Kathy Lou Kitts of Fort Gay, WV, and a special friend, Herman Crabtree.

He served in both the Army and the Navy during the Korean War, was a retired machinist from CSX Railroad, and a member of Rush Branch Baptist Church

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 26 at Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Travis Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, KY. 

Friends may call from 12:00pm until time of services at the funeral home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.  

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Susan M. Wilson

1953 - 2016

Susan M. Wilson, 63, of Louisa, KY passed away Tuesday June 21, 2016 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY following a brief illness.

Susan was born Jan. 20, 1953 at Charleston, WV the daughter of the late Weldon and Helen Coleman Mason. She was a secretary for Dan Howard CPA.

Survivors include her loving husband Neil Wilson also of Louisa, a sister Barbara Bennett of Ansted, WV; three brothers Mike Mason of Chattanooga, Paul Mason and Charles Mason both of Ansted, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 25 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Price officiating.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 11:00 am and until time of services at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Willis Wray Shannon

1938 – 2016

Willis “Hap” Wray Shannon, 77 of Louisa passed away at home on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

He was born October 23, 1938 in Lawrence County to the late Riley J. and Gladys Childers-Shannon. Mr. Shannon was a member of the Louisa Freewill Baptist Church and he was a member of the Louisa Masonic Lodge. “Hap” was a Kentucky Colonel and was retired as an Operations Supervisor from the AEP Big Sandy Plant after nearly 30 years.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death in 2007 by his wife Carol Brown-Shannon.

Left behind to cherish his memory is a loving family including two daughters Karen and Brian Coleman of Rush, Kentucky and Glenda and Tony Cole of Winchester, Kentucky; four grandchildren Christopher Dean Coleman, Shannon Elizabeth Coleman, Caleb Wray Cole and Alexandra Lang Cole; one brother Bill Don Shannon and one sister Laura Lou Shannon both of Lawrence County; one nephew James Shannon of Louisa as well as a host of extended family members and friends all of whom will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held at Young Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Bobby Workman and James Russell Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow at the Shannon Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6-9 pm at Young Funeral Home with a Masonic Service at 7pm.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Jack W. Foster 

1917 - 2016 

Jack W. Foster 99, of Fort Gay, WV passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his home.

He was born January 4, 1917 in Ashland, Kentucky a son of the late Malinda McGlone and Thomas Jones Foster. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Edith Ratliff, Ruth Bartram, Alice Crabtree.; brothers, Ralph Foster and Carl "Pete" Foster.

Jack is survived by sisters, Kathryn Luman of Louisa, Ky.; Sally Miller of Johnstown, PA.; Violet "Bo" Nance (Joe) of Titusville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews and life long friend Gene "Ooger" Workman.

Special thanks to his caregivers, Thursie Wellman ( his niece) who cared for him 14 years and special thanks to Jerry Jordan, Mary Caudill, Carla Preston, Guy Preston, Libby Frasher whom gave him care and devotion.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Billups Gap Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV..

Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Wednesday June 22nd  at Young Funeral Home.

Frances Athington

1938 - 2016

Frances Athington 78 of Edmond, OK formerly of Lawrence County passed away Friday June 17, 2016 in Morrisville, NC following a brief illness.

Frances was born Feb. 9, 1938 in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Harkles and Anna Mae Kirk Athington. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson Austin Golafshan, and two sisters Ethel Borders and Dorothy Scott.  She was a retired Physcology Director and member of the Westport Road Church of Christ.

Survivors include four sons Robert A. Burns, David R. Burns and wife Lana, Ted A. Burns, and Greg P. Burns and wife Mindi; two daughters Debra Golafshan and husband Shahrokh and Elizabeth Anne Hill, two sisters Gladys McDaniel and  JoAnn  VanHoose; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday June 19th at 3:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Athington Cemetery at Lowmansville, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday from 1:00 pm to time of services at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Faye D. Nelson

1944 – 2016

Faye D. Nelson, 72 of Ulysses, Kentucky passed away at home on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

She was born in Lawrence County on April 13, 1944 to the late Raymond and Mary Dixon. Faye was a homemaker and member of the Chestnut Grove Enterprise Baptist Church.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two sons Bruce Preston and Bill Preston as well as three siblings.

Ms. Nelson leaves behind two sons Robert Preston and his wife Brenda of Louisa and Brian Preston and his wife Ramona of Ulysses; three grandchildren and one great grandchild as well as many extended family members and friends all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral Services will be held at Young Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jim Bevins officiating. Burial will follow at the Preston Cemetery at Ulysses.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 5-9 pm.

Geneva J. Buskirk

1933 - 2016

Geneva J. Buskirk 82 of Louisa, KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday June 7, 2016 following a long illness.

Geneva was born July 5, 1933 at Inez, KY the daughter of the late Amos and Francis James. She was a retired Martin County Head Start Teacher’s Aid and member of the Faith Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Ray Buskirk who died in 1999.

Survivors include two daughters Lisa Maynard of Elyria, Ohio and Amy Childers and husband Joey of Louisa, KY; a son Tucker Buskirk of Worthington, KY; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday June 11 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial followed in the Buskirk Cemetery in Inez, KY.

Virgie McKenzie-Horton

1915 - 2016

Virgie McKenzie-Horton, 101 of Louisa passed away peacefully on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Hitchins, Kentucky.

Virgie was born in Louisa on February 7, 1915 to the late Hood and Lizzie Blankenship-McKenzie.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Husband Tom Horton; one daughter Rose Cyrus; two sons Jesse and Wayne Horton; four grandchildren Barbara Workman, Rick McGranahan, Elwood Cyrus and Judy Childers; three great grandchildren April Childers, Darren Hall and Michael Henry as well as seven siblings Jesse McKenzie, Frank McKenzie, Jasper McKenzie, Eli McKenzie, Bill McKenzie, Mary Thompson, Jane McKenzie and Gertrude Collins.

Left behind to cherish her memory include six daughters Joyce and Woodrow McGranahan of Hitchins, KY, Tina and Charles McGranahan of Louisa, KY, Elizabeth and Ray McGranahan of Hitchins, KY, Sue and Jay Moore of Huntington, IN, Gertrude Rowe of Rush, KY and Irene and Bill Keeton of Port Washington, OH; three sons Sam and Katherine Horton all of Rush, KY, Tommy Horton, Eugene and Lillie Horton all of Lawrence County, KY; one brother Bee McKenzie; one son in lawElwood Cyrus of Columbus, OH and one daughter in law Betty Horton of Rush, KY  as well as numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren all of whom will miss her dearly.

Funeral Services will be held at Young Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12 noon with Pastor Keith Crum officiating, burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 6-9 pm at the Young Funeral Home Chapel.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Ernest Lee Rotenberry

1936 - 2016

Ernest Lee Rotenberry, 80, of Fort Gay, WV., passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home. Ernie was born January 1, 1936 in Vienna, Virginia a son of the late Hugh and Callie Sheets Rotenberry. He was a United States Army Veteran and was of Presbyterian Faith. Ernie had retired from running Ernie's Produce in Louisa, Kentucky.

Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Scott Rotenberry of Fort Gay, WV.; one son, Ernest Lee (Neva) Rotenberry Jr. of King, VA.; grandchildren, Ernest Lee Rotenberry II, Michelle Yvonne Rotenberry, and Gerald "Jerry" Rotenberry all of King, VA.; sibling, Roy, Paul, George and Lenora.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, June 10, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Cox officiating. Burial will follow at the Scott Cemetery, Fort Gay, WV.. Visitation will be 6:00 until 9:00 PM Thursday at Young Funeral Home.

Agnes Lee Conley Lyon

1945 - 2016 

Agnes Lee Conley Lyon, 71, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at The Jordan Center in Louisa, KY.

She was born April 29, 1945 in Boyd County, KY the daughter of the late Hobert and Frances Rice Conley.
She taught Home Economics in Sharonville, OH and Special Education at Lawrence County High School. She was also a member of the Louisa United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Lyon of Morehead, KY and the father of her daughter, Richard (Sam) Lyon of Louisa, KY; three brothers, Bob Conley and Gene Conley of Ashland, KY and Otto Conley of Statesville, NC; one sister, Geraldine Williams of Beckville, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Frances Conley of Catlettsburg, KY; two sisters, her twin sister Iris Porter of Ashland, KY and Alberta Smith of Flatwoods, KY; two brothers, Bythel Conley of Boyd County KY and Hobert Conley Jr. of Boyd County KY.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Louisa United Methodist Church with Rev. Otto Conley and Rev. Dan Smith officiating.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday June 9th from 11:00 am until time of services at the Louisa United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisa United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Janet Lou (Lyons) Castle

1948 - 2016

Janet Lou (Lyons) Castle, 67, of Ulysses, KY, went to be with to be with the Lord Saturday, June 4, 2016 with Her family and friends surrounding her. 

Born October 14, 1948, She was the daughter of the late Homer and Edna Lyons; In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph V. Lyons.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Joe Castle; Son, Xander Michael Young Castle; stepson, Joseph Castle; step daughter, Janie Young, step grandchildren, Seth and Katie Castle, Jaydan Patrick Brooks, Isaiah Young, Peyton Young, Makalie Young; her brothers, Homer L. (Sue) Lyons, & Roger D. (Christa) Lyons; and her sisters, Alice Jean (Francis) Rice, Wanda Sue (Paul) Keener, Sharon Kay (Kenny) Lyons and Deborah F. (Joel) Johnson; Sister-in-law, Kay Lyons; many nieces and nephews; special friend Cheryl Musick and a host of other relatives, friends, and neighbors.

Services will be held on Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Walnut Grove FWB Church with Rev. Jimmy Bevins, Rev. Seth Castle, and Rev. Joe Castle officiating. Burial will follow in the Lyons Cemetery at Lowmansville, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Monday June 6th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Tuesday June 7th from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Walnut Grove FWB Church.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

Alma Eilene Branham

1952 - 2016

Alma Eilene Branham, 63, of Prichard, W.V. passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 at her home.

Eilene was born July 12, 1952 in Louisa, Kentucky a daughter of the late Earl and Alma Katherine Lemaster Branham. She was a homemaker and was a member of Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, brothers,  Jack Branham, Kenny Branham, Bob Branham, Charles Branham, Ralph Spears, sisters, Jesse Huff and Ruth Ann Mathieu

Survivors include, her significant other, Ron "Butch" Viers of Prichard, WV.; two sons, John Thompson Jr. and Brian Thompson both of Louisa, Ky.; two daughters, Cheryl (James) Bevins of Louisa, Ky.; Kathy (Lonnie Ball) Thompson of Prichard, WV.; one brother, June Branham; three sisters, Evelyn Turner, Mary Bradley, Bonnie Bryan; 8 grandchildren, Caleb Thompson, Chase Kincaid, Derek Thompson, Taylor Ball, Shanetta Bevins, Zack Ball, Easton Bevins and Keean Thompson;

A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 AM Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Louisa, Ky.

Florence “Lou” Lucille Hutchison (Wilson)

Florence “Lou” Lucille Hutchison (Wilson), passed away peacefully at the Laurels of Worthington in Worthington, Ohio on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 

She was born in Ironton, Ohio and grew up in Glenhayes, West Virginia.  She moved to Columbus, Ohio after high school and worked for the Kroger Bakery for many years. Lou is preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Bates; parents, Maxie and Walter Wilson; brothers, Hugh Ed, Dewey, Dennis Ray and sister Mabel Wilson. 

She is survived by brother, John H Wilson; grandchildren, Ryan Bates and Stephanie Penrod; great grandchildren Lucy Bates and Dylan Penrod and many other friends and family.  Lou was an avid Buckeye fan and put her family above everything. 

A graveside service will take place at the John H. Wilson Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:00.

Young Funeral Home Inc. in charge of arrangements. 

 

Bobby Joe Jones

1932 - 2016

Bobby Joe Jones, 83, of Louisa, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, Kentucky.

Bobby was born November 1, 1932 in Louisa, a son of the late John and Maude Arrington Jones. He was a retired mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and was also retired with 16 years of services in the United States Air Force and 4 years in the United States Marine Corp.

Survivors include his loving wife, Elsie Leming Jones of Louisa, Ky.; three daughters, Kelli Jones of Ashland, Ky.; Dawn (Rick) Justice of Ashland, Ky.; Jeri Rose of Hudson, Fla.; stepson, Charles Steven (Debbie) Mink of Blue River, Ky.; grandchildren, Benjamin Grimm, Rebekah Tolliver, Jon Blankenship, Brandon Rose, Amber Rose, Charles Steven Mink Jr., Linda Gail Mink, Jeffery Daniel Mink; step grandchildren, Jessica Justice and Megan Justice; great grandchildren, Michelle Mink, Leslie Mink, Austin Mink, Ava LeAnn Peterson, Olivia Rose Peterson, Luke Tolliver, Jonah Blankenship, Eli Blankenship, Carlee Blankenship; great great grandchildren, Jayce Simpson and Auna Leigh Mink.

Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 PM Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Young Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11:00AM til time of service on Saturday at Young Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Larry Lynn Brewer

1955 – 2016

Larry Lynn Brewer, 60 of Louisa passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Monday morning May 30, 2016.

Larry was born in Louisa on June 10, 1955 to the late Robert Lee and Edith Watts-Brewer one of seven children. He was of the Baptist Faith and retired as a long time Manager with Foodland and Walmart where he worked in the dairy and frozen foods sections.

He leaves behind a devoted and loving family including his precious wife Connie E. McKenzie-Brewer of Louisa; three children; Travis and Nikki Brewer of Ashland, Heather and Keith Smith of Louisa and Joy and Mike Hogan of Louisa; six siblings Kenneth Brewer, Gary Brewer, Brenda Akers and Stella Adams all of Louisa and Charlie Brewer and Rick Brewer both of Lexington; seven grandchildren Blayne Brewer, Burke Hogan, Hannah Wellman, Blake Hogan, Ethan Smith, Landyn Brewer and Ava Smith as well as many extended family members and close friends all of whom will miss him dearly.

There will be a Memorial Service at the Young Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm, with Bobby Workman officiating. 

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

Bruce Q. Bussey 

1946 - 2016

Bruce Q. Bussey 69 of Louisa, KY passed away May 27, 2016 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY following a brief illness.

Bruce was born July 11, 1946 in Louisa, the son of the late Robert and Edith Thompson Bussey. He was a retired Supervisor at the Big Sandy Power Plant.

Survivors include a daughter Bryn Skaggs and husband Jeremy of Lowmansville, KY; two sons Brian Bussey and wife Suzanne of Kwajalein, Atoll and Brandon Bussey and wife Jennifer of Lake Placid, Florida; a brother Paul Wendell Bussey of Salyersville, KY; and a sister Karen Bussey of Louisa; a grandson Logan Bussey; and a step granddaughter Audriana Wells; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 2 at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. John Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. 

Bennett K. Hatfield

1956 - 2016

Bennett K. Hatfield, 59, of Charleston, WV, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 22, 2016.

He was born Oct. 26, 1956, in Williamson, WV, to the Rev. Sonny A. and Nola Phillips Hatfield. A longtime business leader in this region, Ben was the Principal of Coal Strategies LLC and also served as an Independent Director on the Boards of Foresight Energy LP and Minerals Refining Company. Ben had served in senior executive positions for over 20 years at Massey Energy, then was CEO of International Coal Group and later CEO of Patriot Coal. He was a Virginia Tech alumnus, graduating cum laude in 1979 with a B.S. in Mining Engineering. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering Department in 1999. In 2015, Ben was named to the Academy of Engineering Excellence by the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. Ben was a registered professional engineer, a third-generation coal miner, and served for many years on the board of the West Virginia Coal Association.

Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Starr Hatfield, and his father, the Rev. Sonny A. Hatfield. He is survived by his mother, Nola Phillips Hatfield of Inez, KY; daughters, Ashley Kay (Watson) Stelly of Richmond, VA, and Lauren Nicole Hatfield of Arlington, VA; and son, Michael Shawn Lee of Louisville, KY. Also surviving are brothers, Ronald (Naomi) Hatfield of Logan, WV, Stephen (Mary) Hatfield of Charleston, WV, and Dennis (Trish) Hatfield of Louisa, KY; sisters, Roma Marcum of Inez, KY, and Pat (Bill) Keck of Huntington, WV; and a cherished honorary family member, Yufei Wu (David) Albizzati, now of Edinburgh, Scotland. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews who all loved their Uncle B. dearly.

Ben's favorite pastime was spending time with his family. He went to great lengths to plan yearly family reunions together. He was a benefactor to many special causes and charitable events, many done anonymously. Ben attended the River Ridge Church, and he and his wife, Debbie, were strong supporters of the Ambassador Christian Academy at Williamson, WV.

The family will receive friends at River Ridge Church, 2090 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Regional Church of God at Delbarton, WV, with the Rev. Mitchell Bias officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV. Active pallbearers will include Michael Castle, Roger Nicholson, Charles Snavely, Eugene Kitts, Mike Hardesty, Ray Marcum, Brad Hatfield, and Jeremy Hatfield. Honorary pallbearers include Howard M. Persinger, Baxter Phillips, Kevin Crutchfield, Bobby Webb, Sam Kitts, and Aaron Ray Hatfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ambassador Christian Academy, 701 Alderson Street, Williamson, WV 25661.

Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson, WV, is serving the Hatfield family.

Byrd Prince, Jr.

1929 – 2016

Byrd Prince, Jr., 86 of Fallsburg passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at home.

Mr. Prince was born in Crum, West Virginia on December 29, 1929 to the late Byrd and Essie Meade-Prince.

Byrd loved his family and enjoyed playing his guitar and singing gospel music and was a Veteran who served his Country selflessly and honorably in the United States Army. He attended the Savage Memorial Church and various area churches. He was self-employed as a logger and also owned Prince Grocery.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings including George Curtis Prince, Lowell Thomas Prince and Beatrice James.

He leaves behind a loving and devoted family including his wife Myrtle M. Mills-Prince of Fallsburg; nine children; Dianne Lynn Raylor of South Hampton, England, Larry Joe Prince and Cecil Prince both of Bolts Fork, Ky., Sammy Keith Prince and James Lowell Prince both of Fallsburg, Ky., Kimberly Sue Ayers,Donna Lynnette Prince and Beverly Ann Moss all of Chicago, Illinois, and Sherry C. Spillman of Fallsburg, Ky.; one brother Jesse Donald Prince of South Bloomfield, Ohio; one sister Eunice Collen Prince of Cardington, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandschildren as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family all of whom will cherish his memory.

Funeral Services will be held at the Fallsburg Tabernacle Church in Fallsburg on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Greg Caudill officiating. Burial will follow at the Prince Family Cemetery in Fallsburg with military honors.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the church on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 6-9 pm.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.youngfuneralhomeinc.com

 Robert “Bob” Allen Gussler

1945 - 2016

Robert “Bob” Allen Gussler 70 of Blaine, KY passed away Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Pikeville Medical Center following a brief illness.

Bob was born August 2, 1945 at Adams, KY the son of the late Leonard and Marie Moore Gussler. He was a retired farmer and timber cutter. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Freddie Gussler.

Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years Marjorie Carter Gussler; a daughter Tammy Gussler-Skaggs and husband Robert of Blaine, KY; a sister Joann Collins of London, OH; two brother-in-laws; a step grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 24th at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens at Louisa, KY.

Friends may visit the family on Monday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.

Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

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